Iveta Ondriová, Anna Sinaiová
Operation is an iatrogenic intervention to the organism of a child and a significant intervention to the life of the child and the whole family. Medical facility evokes uncertainty, fear, distrust in most children as they experience inevitable painful procedures and they gradually get new, and very often negative, experience. Recently the principle of admission to hospital of mother together with her child has been applied according to Charta of rights of hospitalized child. It depends on the type of operation as well as on nurse and other medical staff attitude how the child will cope with operation itself and how he or she will cope with postoperative mental consequences.